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Contemporary ramifications of the story of the East India Company

Pawan Luthra: The book ends when the East India Company ends. Of course, there was murmur in the British Parliament since the early 1800s about the dangers of...

‘Company’ Raj vs the British Raj

Pawan Luthra: What role did the British Raj (government) play in the rise and fall of the East India Company? William Dalrymple discusses the internal politics of British...

The ‘ravaging territorial appetites’ that finally saw the East India Company cut to size

William Dalrymple: The ‘ravaging territorial appetites’ that finally saw the East India Company cut to size Pawan Luthra: The famine in Bengal in 1770 began the downturn of the...

The militarised East India Company: Its transformation into a ruling power

Pawan Luthra: The East India Company changed from ‘an empire of business, into the business of empire’. How did they do this? Readers gather to get their copies autographed...

William Dalrymple: The formation of the East India Company

Pawan Luthra: William, take us back to 1599, and paint us a picture of how the East India Company came into being, and how over a period of time the aims of this private...

William Dalrymple: The grandeur that was 16th and 17th century India

Pawan Luthra: William, your latest book, The Anarchy has just hit the stores and is on the best sellers list everywhere. It sits at the middle of the end of the great...

Dealing with Diwali blues: Celebrating away from home

Living away from home during the pujas is particularly hard for me, as I assume it is for every Indian in a similar situation. It doesn’t matter how far away you are because the honed...

Happy 73rd, India!

The Indian community and its well-wishers get together on a variety of platforms to mark India’s Independence Day. By the looks of it, there are more celebrations by the diaspora here than by the...
Dehradun.Indian Link

An Australian foundation working for the needy in Dehradun

Two World War II veterans, one foundation with the sole aim of providing relief to those suffering, 60 years and counting. Nestled in the cosy outskirts of Dehradun in India, is a safe haven...
PM Scott Morrison featured.Indian Link

Indian Link exclusive interview: Prime Minister Scott Morrison

PM Scott Morrison on why he deserves a second turn in government, about issues of concern within Australia’s Indian community, and about the Australia-India relationship. Welcome to Indian Link, Prime Minister. Great to be with you. To...